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The Young Liberals – c. 1965 November 11, 2016

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

Talking of Jeremy Thorpe as we were, isn’t this fascinating, from wiki…

As Liberal leader, Thorpe provided a clear contrast with the pedestrian images of Wilson and Edward Heath, the Conservative leader since March 1965. He was considerably younger, and much more telegenic.[74] His first years of leadership were problematic; he found himself at odds with the Young Liberals, who were advocating policies far to the left of the Liberal mainstream. Their demands for workers’ control in nationalised industries, British withdrawal from NATO, and massive cuts in the defence budget, caused bitter disputes within the party and damaged its public image.


1. Joe - November 11, 2016

The Young Liberals led by Peter Hain at that time (or was that a little later). Mr Hain then joined Labour and moved back to the centre with them.


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